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Losing Weight While Breastfeeding, The Safe Way

Adjusting to your new postpartum body can be tough, to say the least. Your body is a different shape, you’re in a process of healing from what is some pretty major trauma to your most delicate parts, and you’re likely carrying a little extra weight compared to your pre-baby body. And, you are dealing with all of that while trying to sustain another life…With those challenges in mind, it’s tempting to want to jump off the deep end and dive right in to trying to lose weight, but that can be pretty detrimental to your health and the health of your little one, especially if you are breastfeeding. So, what can you do? It is possible to lose weight while breastfeeding; however, you need to do it the safe way.

I was fortunate and had a relatively easy time losing weight while breastfeeding; however, I did have to work at it. And, even still, some women who work at losing weight while breastfeeding really struggle. In any case, I’d like to share a few tips that have worked for me to do two things: (1.) to help you lose weight without losing your milk and (2.) to help you develop healthy habits that you can sustain. I’m not going to guarantee that you’ll start losing as soon as you adopt these practices, but I do promise that you’ll be much healthier for them. And, once you have weaned your little one, it should be much easier to continue with a healthy lifestyle.

Losing weight while breastfeeding is tough, but it is possible. Follow these tips to support your postpartum weight loss and get your energy back!

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How to Survive Your Baby’s Next Growth Spurt

If you have a little one of your own or have spent any time around babies, you probably know they can be quite unpredictable. One minute they’re napping like champs, eating on a perfect schedule, and as happy as a clam. And the next moment, they refuse to be laid down for even a minute, demand another feeding, and are as unpredictable as you were when you were riding the rollercoaster of pregnancy emotions. As little comfort as it is, that is totally normal, or at least I’ve come to realize it is.

When I first brought my little one home, I had very minimal experience with a newborn and had no idea what to expect. We’re still only five months in, but having been through a few sleepless nights and several growth spurts, I feel like I have a little more experience under my belt. Even with that, though, every time Grace heads into a growth spurt, it completely throws me for a loop, so I figured there are other new mamas out there going through the exact same thing. While I haven’t perfected my approach to getting through growth spurts, I have found a few things that help, so I thought I’d share. So, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or Mother’s Milk tea) and sit for a while. Remember, you’re not in this alone, mama.Growth spurts are tough for baby and mama. Use these tips to survive your baby's next growth spurt as gracefully as possible.

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